Maryland Assessment Research Center (MARC)

2017 MARC Conference

The Seventeenth Annual MARC Conference:

Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Assessment (Nov. 2nd-3rd, 2017)

Located at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of MarylandCollege ParkMD 20742

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  • Jointly supported by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Assessment Research Center. 
  • Each topic will be given a one-hour block of time, including a 50-minute presentation by each speaker followed by 10 minutes of Q and A.
  • The following topics will be included in this conference: 
    (a) Automated Adaptive Testing 
    (b) Automated Scoring 
    (c) Automated Item Generation 
    (d) Automated Form Assembly

Presentation Schedule

 

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Time Title Presenter(s)
7:00-8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30-8:45

Welcome and Comments

Hong Jiao (University of Maryland)

8:45-9:45

Generating Test Items for English Language Arts

Mark Gierl & Hollis Lai (University of Alberta)

9:45-10:45

Difficulty, Item and Response Modeling: An Intersection of AI and Assessment

Issac Bejar & Michael Flor (Educational Testing Services)

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

Reconceptualizing Items: From Clones and Automatic Item Generation to Task Model Families

Richard Luecht (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)&
Matt Burke (American Board of Internal Medicine)

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:00

Estimating Person Characteristics from Voice, Speech, Language and Touch

Jared Bernstein (Stanford University) &
Jian Cheng (Analytic Measures Inc.)

2:00-3:00

Addressing Literacy with Natural Language Processing

Jill Burstein (Educational Testing Services)

3:00-3:15

Break

3:15-4:15

Practical Considerations for Implementing Automated Scoring of Writing for Large-Scale Use

Peter Foltz (Pearson and University of Colorado, Boulder)

4:15-5:15

Constructing LOFT Item Pools with Linear Programming

Jeffrey Patton & Ray Y. Yan (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

 

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

7:00-8:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:30

Case Studies in Automated Test Assembly in Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory Contexts

Luz Bay, David Chuah & Thomas P. Proctor (The College Board)

9:30-10:30

Computerized Multistage Testing and its Applications

Duanli Yan (Educational Testing Service)

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:45

An Intelligent CAT that Can Deal with Disengaged Test Taking

Steven Wise (Northwest Evaluation Association)

11:45-12:45

Differences in the Amount of Adaptation of Computerized Adaptive Tests, Stratified Adaptive Tests and Multistage Tests

Mark D. Reckase, Unhee Ju & Sewon Kim (Michigan State University)

12:45-1:00

Closing Comments 

Robert Lissitz (University of Maryland)

 

Automatic Item Generation with Artificial Intelligence: The AIG of AI, by AI, and for AI.

(Note: This paper is not to be presented at the conference but will be included in a book based on the conference)
 

Jaehwa Choi (George Washington University)